Provost Office
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    Provost Office

As the chief academic office of the University, the Provost Office is entrusted, by the President, with the responsibility to administer the academic programs and the faculty of the University.

It is Harding's mission to teach our students to integrate faith, learning, and living successfully by providing an excellent academic foundation.  Our faculty seek to teach and demonstrate to students how to integrate faith into what they are learning for the profession they seek to join.

In collaboration with the academic deans and chairs, the Provost Office evaluates and develops the academic curriculum, continually assessing majors to ensure our students are well prepared as they graduate and enter the workplace.

Disability Requirements

Office of Testing and Evaluation


Undergraduate Student Handbook (pdf)

Graduate/Professional Student Handbook (pdf)

Global Perspective Requirements

In recognition of the interrelatedness of world cultures and the Christian mission of worldwide evangelism, the global perspective requirement ensures that a liberal arts education includes the development of skills, knowledge, or dispositions that will help students interact meaningfully with the world, specifically beyond the borders of the United States.  The range of skills and content knowledge applicable to this category suggests that the general goals of global perspective may be met in a variety of ways through a combination of courses listed in the catalog.

The global perspective requirement is waived for all international students.  Other students who wish to apply for a waiver of the global perspective requirements (on the basis of extended residence abroad, for example) may have their appeal considered by the Global Literacy Committee.

To submit a waiver request the student must:

1. Log into Pipeline.
2. Select the Student bar.
3. Select the Student Records block.
4. Select the Global Perspective Waiver Request under the "Appeals" section.
5. Complete the form, and press "Send Letter".

You should receive a reply to your request for waiver within one business week.

Meet our Team



Marty Spears

Marty Spears, Ph.D.
Rice University
Faculty member at Harding University since 2000

Dr. Spears is also an Associate Professor of Mathematics.  Reporting to the President, his responsibilities include faculty, curriculum development and review, accreditation and other administrative functions.

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Dana Steil

Dana Steil, Ph.D.
University of Alabama
Faculty member at Harding University since 2000

Dr. Steil is responsible for managing academic and student affairs with leadership over the registrar’s office, assessment & testing, and teaching & learning. He is also an Associate Professor of Computer Science.

Associate Provost of Health Sciences

Mike McGalliard

Michael McGalliard, Sc.D., M.S.P.T., COMT
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Faculty member at Harding University since 2010

Dr. McGalliard is responsible for the oversight and direction of the Center for Health Sciences. He is also Dean of the College of Allied Health and a Professor of Physical Therapy.

Assistant to the Provost for Strategic Initiatives

Andrea Morris

Andrea Morris, Ph.D.
George Mason University
Faculty member at Harding University since 2022

Director of Academic Affairs

Jake Brownfield

Jake Brownfield, Ed.D.
Harding University
Harding staff member since 2011

Director of Assessment & Testing

James Berry

James Berry, Ph.D.
Texas Tech University
Harding staff member since 2016

Institutional Research Analyst

Dustin Howell
Dustin Howell, MBA

Harding University
Harding staff member since 2003

Administrative Coordinator

Melinda Johnson

Melinda Johnson, Ed.S.
Harding University
Harding staff member since 2020


Academic Tech Specialist

Amber White

Amber White, MBA
Harding University
Harding staff member since 2020

Administrative Assistant (PT)

JoJean Smith

JoJean Smith, BA
Harding University
Harding staff member since 2009

Academic Operations Manager

Vicki Spelce

Vicki Spelce, BBA
Harding University
Harding staff member since 2012

Contact Us

Location: Administration room 101

Mailing address:
Harding University
Provost Office
Box 10773
Searcy, AR 72149-5615